I am interested in all aspects of farming and sustainable food production. Over the years I have translated diverse articles on livestock rearing and animal welfare, including heat stress in dairy cows, ruminant health, alternatives to antibiotics in pig nutrition, pig breeding and boar AI, group management for pregnant sows, beneficial intestinal flora and digestive processes, and the importance of good lighting on poultry welfare and performance.
My practical experience of livestock rearing is more limited. As a child growing up on a farm, I took on the task of hand-rearing the orphan lambs. And I have kept a few hens in my garden for several years!